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- 1915 days ago -
The soldier Lieutenant Barbara Balanzoni would be sent to military court because she was trying to the save the life of a dying cat. Ente Nazionale Protezione Animali suport this dedicated soldier, who was doing what was in her heart: SAVING A LIFE!


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desanka s (416)
Tuesday December 24, 2013, 11:30 pm
About 10.000 people, in just over 24 hours, have signed Italian petition brought by the ENPI to support Barbara Balanzoni , the Italian medical officer stationed in Kosovo, awaiting for the trial on charges of repeated disobedience for having saved the cat giving birth, and her cubs.



Fran F (116)
Tuesday December 24, 2013, 11:45 pm
Signed and noted, thanks, Desanka!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 24, 2013, 11:51 pm

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 12:05 am

Giana Peranio - Paz (398)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 12:14 am
Signed Desanka, hope this helps!

Animae C (507)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 1:40 am

Dec 25
# 281

Animae C (507)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 1:44 am
Grazie per aver firmato
Fai conoscere questa petizione ad altre persone!

Shan D (49)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 2:18 am
She wasn't putting any humans at risk, so why should she be punished?

Wednesday December 25, 2013, 2:48 am
signed + noted

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 4:06 am
Signed previously. # 103
Thanks Desanka.

John De Avalon (36)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 4:39 am
Gladly signed ...

Christeen A (301)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 5:05 am

Solitary Eagle (324)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 5:49 am
Signed and shared. Thanks, Desanka.

Ljiljana Milic (115)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 6:24 am
Signed #373 & Thank you Desanka

Gloria picchetti (304)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 6:41 am
Signing for an Italian officer stationed in Kosovo who aided a cat in labor seems like Christmas to me!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 7:01 am
So stupid is this story. S+S-thx Desanka

Anne W (11)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 7:27 am
Signed. It is so heartwarming to hear of someone in Italy who cares about the life of animals.

linda b (186)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 7:50 am
Many kudos to her, signed thanks Desanka.

Erika M (0)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 8:15 am
Signed and commented.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 9:02 am

. (0)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 9:08 am
just outrageous

Caroline S (78)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 9:44 am
??? Signed! }:-((

Valerie H (133)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 10:13 am
Thank you - signed... # 442

jeanne schreurs (205)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 10:31 am
Thanks Desanka

In what world do we live?

Ingrid A (524)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 10:53 am
Good question Jeanne. Its done.

Gillian M (218)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 11:19 am
Done & shared, thanks Desanka

Sonia Minwer Barakat Reque (59)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 11:54 am
S&N,thanks for sharing

Carol C (97)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 12:21 pm
Signed and Noted. Thank you.

Shirley H (49)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 12:24 pm
Signed. Guess I don't understand why they would accuse the good samaritan. I just don't understand this at all.

Michael A (28)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 12:24 pm

Connie Concepcion (0)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 12:28 pm
Signed ,

Iveta Cer (38)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 12:30 pm
Noted and signed , thank you Desanka

Lynne Buckley (0)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 12:38 pm

Dori C (17)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 12:38 pm

Lois Jordan (63)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 12:52 pm
Signed #519. Noted. Thanks, Desanka.

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 1:08 pm

Kamia T (89)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 1:11 pm
Signed, but we need to understand that the military runs on a different set of ethics than anywhere else. Insubordination, or "doing your own thing" when told not to can destroy a company of soldiers in the field, so it simply can't be tolerated. It appears that's what the officer is being disciplined for, not her compassion.

Isabelle J (81)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 1:19 pm

norma laborie (33)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 1:22 pm

Henrik Thorsen (31)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 1:26 pm

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 2:05 pm
Mariette, you took action on December 26, 2013. Thanks Desanka!

Bartlomiej T (296)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 2:15 pm
Signed & noted. Thank you, Desanka.

Nelson Baker (0)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 3:06 pm

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 3:22 pm

Edgar Zuim (47)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 3:24 pm

Ondine J (134)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 3:42 pm
Noted and signed,thanks

Barbara V (51)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 3:50 pm
Please excuse my tears. Didn't Christ say something to the effect of "If you do kindness to the least of these, you do it to me"? That poor soul--delivering kittens with no home, no food, and little hope until this soldier lady came along and helped her. The lady is an angel-in-training; she HAD to do what she did. Here is a valuable lesson to us all--that we do everything we possibly can for creatures in distress. To extend such kindness and concern when it is sorely needed is one of our purposes in life. And somehow, it will be rewarded. By all means, this soldier of God should be merited, not disciplined.. May God bless her to the inth degree!

Karen Kersten Chestney (112)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 4:01 pm
Petition signed and sent to twitter......Thanks.

Anne K (139)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 4:41 pm
Signed with a comment. Thanks Desanka.

Connie Palladini (106)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 4:50 pm

Kate K (215)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 5:00 pm
Do they want a military that only kills and never does anything good or is it because she helped a cat and not a person?

Tatiana T (92)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 5:43 pm
Outrageous! Petition gladly signed. Thanks Desanka.

Aurea Aurea Walker (226)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 6:35 pm
Ma che cazzo fai gli stronzi militare? Gladly signed and also sent a very strongly worded message to the Italian consulate here in Los Angeles! Karma T. Barbara balanzoni is a medical officer and as such her medical background is to be responsive to hurt and pain. Ms. Balanzoni is NOT on the FRONT LINES putting soldiers lives at risk. As to ms. Balanzoni's military "superiors" as we say in Italian "vai a'ffare futtuto pezzi d'poco buono"

Ben B (18)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 7:05 pm
Signed & noted, thanks Desanka for posting.

Esther Z (94)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 9:04 pm
Noted and signed. Ms. Balanzoni deserves a medal for her good deed!

Lynn Carin (367)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 9:54 pm
Noted and glad to Sign this Petition. Thanks for sharing, Desanka.

Dianne D (490)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 10:31 pm

Irene Leggett (0)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 12:06 am
This person deserves to be honoured for being so caring in times of conflict. Why has everything got to be killed, killed, killed???

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 1:36 am
Signed, noted and shared.

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 3:02 am
Tomorrow please :) Thank you Desanka...

Kerstin Strobl (123)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 5:09 am

Carlene V (202)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 6:12 am
Action taken today, thanks

Marianne R (78)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 7:03 am
How can anyone be so uncaring. Signed

Yvonne F (181)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 10:37 am
So signed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kudos to this lovely guy! He should be awarded! How could giving help be a crime?
Thanks Desanka

Victoria Oakey (124)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 10:38 am
Noted and signed. Glad she saved the cat and kittens.

Barb Knight (1687)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 11:06 am
Signed #1,223 with the following comment:
Please, for the love of God, drop the charges against Lieutenant Barbara Balanzoni for saving the life of a dying cat. Here in America, she would be considered a Hero in every since of the word. And she is a Hero in my opinion.
Thnx Desanka!

DORIS L (61)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 11:08 am
Noted and signed.

Jan Garen (86)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 12:21 pm
To be bringing charges and potentially punishing a soldier for this act of humanity is shocking and brings the authorities into disrepute. This soldier is facing greater penalties than a monster who deliberately tortures and kills an animal. Does this not just prove how perverted our justice systems are?

Lisa Neste (204)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 1:06 pm
for signing:
Ask Italy to drop charges against soldier who saved a dying cat

Ann Breeden (65)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 2:32 pm
Signed. Please drop all charges against Lt. Balanzoni for being a humanitarian instead of a killer. I know a lot of us would have done the same thing.

Latonya W (82)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 3:56 pm
come on we need more signatures....this is serious and can change a lot of things in the future for animals there....FIGHT...

S J (124)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 4:38 pm

Klaus Peters (14)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 6:34 pm
Signed with following comment: "Bureaucrats, what are they thinking. Those idiots must have a very boring life picking on a lady who does have a heart and did what she was trained to do: to help!"
The charges should be dropped immediately and she should be commended for proper unselfish conduct and saving lives. Any dedicated medical officer would have done the same thing, to save lives. That is why she chose her profession, to help, friend or foe, but she went beyond her duty and helped an animal in distress. Now, this is dedication and should be rewarded and not have the rule book thrown at her.
I have the greatest admiration for this lady and I am sure GOD will bless her for dedication even if her countrymen don't. Even if she gets prosecuted, she will think: it was worth it, but at the same time also wonder why she was so cheated for being a rare human with a big heart.

Leslene Dunn (84)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 9:54 pm
Noted and signed.

Ruth C (87)
Friday December 27, 2013, 6:26 am

Kathleen R (138)
Friday December 27, 2013, 11:48 am
signed & noted

Linda P (0)
Friday December 27, 2013, 8:09 pm
Signed, noted and shared. Thank you to this woman for what she did. She should be Thanked not prosecuted.

Jane H (139)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 2:29 pm
done TY

Angelene B (148)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 5:07 pm

Wendy F (62)
Thursday January 2, 2014, 12:41 pm
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